Countdown to FARM 2022








2022 Important Dates + Deadlines

September 30 – ALL Program Ad Artwork Due
October 1 – Registration rates go up to $225*
*(FAI members receive $20 discount)

2022 Gathering

October 20-23

DoubleTree by Hilton
Lisle/Naperville, IL

Office Hours are Back!

Office Hours are back! From now up till the Conference, we’re here to answer your pressing questions or just pop in to say “hi”!

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 1p – 3p EASTERN

News and Updates



UPDATED: 9/20/22 Current Risk Level in DuPage County according to CDC. To minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 FARM will be requiring masks during all conference activities and dedicated conference spaces. Mask Policy (FAI) Masks are required at all times in...

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FARM Virtual Gathering Registration Open

FARM Virtual Gathering Registration Open

Super happy to announce that Registration is open and Official Showcase Submissions are now being accepted for FARM's Virtual Gathering taking place Oct 27-29. Watch for more updates via newsletters, Social media posts and special Zoom/live-streamed events with your...

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2022 Official Showcase Artists

2022 Official Showcase Artists

we are proud to share with you our confirmed slate of Official Showcase Artists (and alternates) for our 2022 FARM Gathering. We had nearly 170 submissions from really talented bands and artists. Our judges weigh many factors when scoring, in order to help us create a...

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Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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